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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

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Date: Jun 7, 2021

Location: Miami, FL, US

Company: Digicel

About Digicel

As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.


Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of 8 apps spanning sports (SportsMax), music (D’Music), news (Loop), local radio and podcasts (GoLoud), TV streaming (PlayGo), enhanced messaging and marketplaces (BiP), cloud storage (Billo) and self-care (MyDigicel app), Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.


Serving consumer and business customers in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, its investments of over US$7 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 3 million people to date.


With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 7,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.


Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more.


Summary/Primary Objective:

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller this role will lead all forecasting and budgetary processes. He/she will manage the financial planning and analysis to support decision making for assigned markets.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Development and evaluation of key business strategies (capital projects, market expansion, product launches)
  • Challenge and support strategic and commercial initiatives
  • Analyze and critique business plans, considering external influences (portfolio, competitor activity)
  • Provide accurate and timely analysis of all financial planning, financial reporting, budget and forecasting
  • To assist with providing in-depth analysis on strategic business decisions
  • Provide support on Key Performance Indicators and revenue reporting highlighting any anomalies
  • Establish a good working relationship with the Business Partners [BP] and Market CEO’s
  • Own the budget P&L, Balance sheet and cash-flow process for the assigned markets from start to finish including collation of reports, analysis, and reviewing information collated in an accurate and timely manner
  • Creation of the monthly forecast P&L and cash-flow (in accordance with the BP and market/Regional CEO)
  • Produce monthly Board report and Board Presentations for all Finance related inputs
  • Accurate and timely compilation of commentary on Board reports and presentations for the assigned markets
  • Ensure review with BP before sending to market and regional CEO’s
  • Produce the operational/market review finance input and review with BP prior to submission
  • Own and manage the daily/weekly flash reporting process for the Business for discussion with the leadership team
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue and cost including distributor commissions
  • Assist in the provision of high quality financial and commercial data to support the Commercial Team
  • Assist with financial modeling, analysis and forecast P&L and cash-flow (in accordance with the BP and market/Regional CEO)
  • Assist/Support with month & year end process as appropriate to enable deadlines to be met (e.g. monthly forecast) for the financial/ statutory reporting process
  • Assist with recommending, implementing and maintaining general process improvements within the department
  • Work alongside the Leadership team to define and deliver information requirements to manage market performance
  • Ownership of the finance models for forecasting and reporting with technical updates as required based on local and group reporting needs including controls for validation by internal/ external audit
  • Be proactive in suggesting analysis that will benefit understanding of the financial performance and proactively suggest improvements to the process/ models
  • Develop and consistently improve data quality of our modelling for the regular monitoring of performance and reforecasting
  • Streamline reporting across the CoE and support FP&A team on same
  • Liaise with Finance Managers on the Financial Reporting function to ensure monthly/quarterly/ yearly financials are in line with expectations
  • Manage the FX process with markets and Third party. Co-ordinate with the relevant markers at the beginning of each month re FX rates to be used for transactions.


Academic qualifications and experience required for job:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, Economics and or/ACCA Level ll
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar capacity
  • Advanced Excel/ Modelling skills


Specialized knowledge, skills and training required:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - with Advanced Excel/ Modelling skills
  • Highly analytical with strong focus on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Work independently, multi-task
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meets very stringent deadlines
  • Attentive to detail
  • Courteous and professional demeanor
  • Self-motivated and result-oriented approach to work
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver against competing priorities
  • Ability to build strong relationships and work as part of inter-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to strive in a fast-paced and demanding service environment
  • Able to operate autonomously and demonstrate initiative in problem solving, decision making and proactive approach to job
  • Confidentiality and trustworthiness
  • Initiative and resourcefulness in the conduct of duties
  • Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to relate to a diverse working environment
  • Advanced Excel/ Scenario modelling and analysis skills
  • Computer Literate in a Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

Nearest Major Market: Miami

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